Photovoltaic (PV) Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report helps to clarify the confusion surrounding different estimates of system pricing by distinguishing between past, current, and near-term projected estimates. It also discusses the different methodologies and factors that impact the estimated price of a PV system, such as system size, location, technology, and reporting methods.These factors, including timing, can have a significantimpact on system pricing.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages30
StatePublished - 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-56776

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3839


  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • prices
  • projections
  • PV systems
  • SunShot


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